My Switch seems to be locked/froze, can't do anything

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  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    So I was setting up the internet connections again and disabling the Parental Control app and just when I was turning that off, the Switch has become completely locked or frozen. I've tried to turn it off on the top button, use the Home button, or any of the others but they don't work.

    The refresh icon has also froze.

    WTF!?
     
  2. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

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    shut it off (hold down power button on the console for 10 seconds)
     
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    under your bed
    RIP in pasta? Sorry to hear that but, nintendo seal of quality you know.
     
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    Thank god. I just had to hold it for a bit longer. It worked.

    God damn early owner b.s. this is!
     
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  5. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

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    I've had it lock for me 2 times. one when my gf was in bed and fiddling around in the menues. and one time for myself.
    both times it was handheld mode I think.
     
  6. Saiyan Lusitano
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    I'm using it on handheld mode too now. Nintendo really needs to get these issues fixed asap.
     
  7. RickyEarl

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    Mine twice. Once I got a black screen with white text saying "an error has occurred." Second time, Zelda just froze. Both times fixed with the 10 second press of the On/Off button.
     
  8. slingblade1170

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    I've yet to come across this problem but a friend of mine says it happens quite a bit to him.
     
  9. s157

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    Happened once to me. This type of freeze occurred in practically all my consoles for now, and the same solution worked for em all. Turn it off, turn it back on.
     
  10. Saiyan Lusitano
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    It happened to me once on the WiiU but to be honest, it was probably the fault of the game I was playing -- Sniper Elite V2. The WiiU port was bare-bones and mediocre at best with little optimisation.
     
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    Happened to me on PSP, PSVITA, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, DS, and a multitude of consoles from the previous generations. Technically happened on PS4 as well, but my PS4 restarted itself without me doing anything.

    Despite it happening to me on so many different consoles, it's really rare in occurrence in general.
     
  12. Mr. Wizard

    Mr. Wizard Ending the spread of bullshit one thread at a time

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    I was going to suggest the Spock button, but i guess you already used the Power button instead...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. linuxares

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    Happened to me as well when the wifi connected when I started Zelda at the sametime.
     
  14. leerpsp

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    that just really sounds like a bug to be that they can fix with an update i have not tested that out my self to see but really don't wont to tho.
     
  15. linuxares

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    It was so random, I just saw the wifi connected when I booted Zelda and it froze. I mean it can be any reason why but that's what I saw.
    It might been fixed in 2.1.0 but this was on 2.0.0.
     
  16. leerpsp

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    it may be fixed on the new update also i have updated to the newest fw as well.
     
  17. xile6

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    Same here.
    ps4 lock up about 3 times thta i remember since having it at launch.
    Havent had any problem with the switch, but my other systems like you said.
    Its the ghost in the machine. random code not working and things just lock up.
     
  18. gundamu

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    return to store or call nintendo
     
  19. Saiyan Lusitano
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    It works again, I just had to firmly hold the power off button to 10 seconds.

    This got me really worried that the console had bricked or something.
     
  20. gundamu

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    lol my comment was a shitty meme joke broo
    its going on the internet regarding the problems with switch